Opinion

Look into limits on VA health care

Editorial

Some government benefits for military veterans, including health care, are linked to income. Veterans with comparatively high resources find health care limited through the Department of Veterans Affairs.That seems unfair, Ohio state Sen. Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) was told by some Belmont ...

Keep peace or disband the agency

Editorial

When was the last time you remember reading of the United Nations' peacekeeping forces actually keeping the peace? Been awhile, hasn't it?More likely is that you have seethed over reports of the blue-helmeted "peacekeepers" doing nothing as they watched people be slaughtered.It happened again a ...

Equal play

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:I am writing this letter in response to the youth sports programs we have in the area.Year-after-year we see the coach's kids and friends of the coaches (or the friends and family network I call it) constantly get all the playing time in these leagues. There are so many kids that ...

Us against them

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:I am a member of the NRA and I am doing something about the "Madam of Benghazi." Hey, if the Clinton Foundation was collecting huge donations from foreign powers antagonistic to America while she was Secretary of State and her failure to protect/save the men at Benghazi, she gets ...

Voting for Hillary

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor,The other day I ran into a couple of friends and as conversations go these days we got into the Donald Trump thing.I don't know why I'm bothering with this letter as I'm pretty sure Donald Trump's mouth will lose him the election.I was asked who I'm voting for and I answered ...

Thanks all around

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:Thanks to all veterans, both active and retired, and both male and female, that attended the Veteran's Appreciation Picnic on Aug. 6.That was our day that we could thank them for all they have done for our country.Thanks to the sponsors that make this event possible. With their ...

Keep history local

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:A tear in my heart. A tear in my eye.The County Home, another "built to last" historic structure in the oldest town in the state of Ohio, soon to be gone - perhaps to Atlanta, Ga., where they are paying $1 per each soft red brick. They want their history back, and want it authentic. ...

Trump not fit to lead

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:Mr. Trump needs to return the purple heart medal given to him by a veteran that earned it. Trump is not entitled to wear it.For him to say he always wanted one and this was an easy way to get one, is not excusable.During the Vietnam war, Trump was a rich privileged person that got ...

Turn on the lights

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:To those in charge of safety with driving, I ask please turn on the city lights for the entrance and exit ramps off state Route 11, in downtown East Liverpool and Calcutta.It has been dark on the ramps in the downtown and Calcutta area for a long time. The safety of our drivers ...

Tax increases not the answer

Editorial

Congressional Budget Office analysts estimate the national debt, now at 75 percent of the gross national product, will grow to 86 percent in a decade.Rising debt hampers economic growth, the analysts added. And they pointed out critical programs including Social Security, Medicare and the ...